Lauren - Not only did Yuri go ABOVE and BEYOND what we asked of him and our overall expectations, he also produced the most stunningly beautiful wedding photographs I have ever seen--and I've been in a lot of weddings and looked into dozens of wedding photographers before deciding on Yuri, whose background is in photojournalism. Prior to the wedding, I gave Yuri a "shot list" of all the things I hoped he would photograph; he delivered all of those shots, but it was the moments that were not on the shot list that took my breath away when I saw them. Yuri and his assistant were creative, unobtrusive, arrived *hours* early and stayed later than expected to make sure they could capture and tell the story of the wedding day. While some photographers might have found the lighting at our early evening outdoor wedding difficult to work with, Yuri used it to enhance the natural surroundings and highlight each photograph. When I wanted to get artsy and do some creative shots with my veil, he took the idea and ran with it. We didn't need any props with Yuri--he used our surroundings and the magic of the moment to create natural, yet beautiful and dramatic, backdrops for our love story. He also delivered the 1,000 + perfectly edited photos in under two months in a lovely wooden box that is a keepsake in and of itself. If you want a true artist to capture the most special day of your life, for incomparable value and service that goes above and beyond all expectations, reach out to Yuri. Aside from picking my husband, this was the best wedding-related decision I made!
Lauren, thank you so much for the beautiful review!